A 21-year-old man who hit a police officer with a car, injuring him, while trying to flee arrest in Marengo has been sentenced to conditional discharge and public service.
Robert A. Burrow, 21, of the 800 block of East 6th Street in Sterling, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, three counts of resisting a peace officer, criminal damage to government property and attempted fleeing to elude an officer.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said officers with the Marengo Police Department attempted to arrest Burrow on November 25, 2021, in Marengo.
Burrow allegedly refused to comply with officers’ orders to exit his vehicle, the complaint said.
Burrow then fled from officers in an attempt to avoid arrest, the complaint said.
As Burrow fled, he struck a police officer with his white Buick Century, causing the officer to suffer injuries to his left arm, shoulder and back, according to the complaint.
Prior to the incident, Burrow was arrested around 11:30 a.m. that same day after he allegedly broke into a residence in the 1-99 block of McHenry Avenue in Crystal Lake.
A woman was inside the residence at the time and Burrow allegedly damaged a bookshelf while trespassing inside the home, a criminal complaint said.
The man was taken into custody around 10:30 p.m. on November 25, 2021, and transported to the McHenry County Jail.
A grand jury indictment also said Burrow caused over $500 in damage to a Marengo police squad car.
Court records show Burrow on Thursday entered into a negotiated plea deal.
He pleaded guilty to one count of resisting a peace officer, a Class A misdemeanor, and one count of criminal damage to government property, a Class A misdemeanor, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge approved the plea deal and sentenced Burrow to two years of conditional discharge.
Coppedge also sentenced Burrow to 11 days in the county jail but gave him credit for 11 days he had already served in the jail at the time of his arrest.
Burrow will also be required to pay $1,270 in restitution to the Marengo Police Department and perform 50 hours of public service.